The early labs include the topics of Significant Figures, Density (3 labs), the Separation of a Mixture (including coverage of Percent Composition), and Liquid Chromatography. These are safe labs that cover essential information, giving you time to emphasize Lab Safety and get Lab Safety Contracts signed.
There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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Since there are just a few weeks before a holiday break, many of you are ending Units or finishing up a middle point and giving quizzes. Here’s a website that could provide various activities during those last days before the Holiday Break.
“Keith Enevoldsen has created an interactive periodic table that shows the everyday applications of all the known elements, except for the superheavy elements, which are short lived, don’t exist in nature, and are only really used in atomic research.”
Here’s the link to this Periodic Table:
Click on each of the elements and they expand to provide physical properties and uses.
Click on the “Link” tab at the bottom of the page and a list of the Elements provides a Description and Use or Occurrence.
This site could be used as a class activity if you have access to a class set of computers connected to the Internet.
The students could have a “Treasure Hunt” to gather information about the elements. This could be a Beginning of Unit discovery activity, or a closing of Unit activity that provides overall Closure.
One idea is to have different groups focusing on Metals, Non-Metals and Metalloids. After the research, they share their conclusions and discover the similarities and differences.
You can print this out:
There are various options and a recommendations including poster printing. At the bottom of the page, directions are provided about cutting up a Table to make a set of Element cards.
You can also buy Posters and other products may be purchased at Wlonk Shop.
This website may also be useful for an Extra Credit assignment.
A few blog posts that may be useful while discussing The Periodic Table include:
02/23/2014 The Periodic Table
12/03/2015 Periodic Table Trend Activities
01/07/2016 Four New Elements
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
Also, Write To Me about your successes, challenges, or questions in the Chemistry Classroom.
Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
Have a great weekend!